Lionel Messi spotted at Harrods pizzeria with former Barcelona team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Deco

Superstar also spotted leaving a Mayfair casino with Fabregas on Sunday night

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Lionel Messi is currently in London and has been spending a huge amount of time with best bud Cesc Fabregas.

The former team-mates were last night pictured leaving an exclusive Mayfair casino and continued their bonding session today at west London department store Harrods.

The two players, who grew close during their time at Barcelona, were joined by another former Barca star Deco, who also played for Fabregas' current club Chelsea, and eat at a pizzeria.

Messi, Fabregas and Deco were pictured eating at a restaurant inside the famous store in Knightsbridge, that was previously owned by Mohamed al-Fayed but is now owned by the Qatari royal family.

Messi was joined in London by his partner Antonella Rocuzzo, who is great friends with Fabregas' partner Daniella Semaan. The quartet were spotted at the Colony Club on Sunday night.

Messi's decision to join Fabregas has seen the rumours of the Argentina superstar leaving the Nou Camp resurface. In January it seemed as if there was a chance Messi may leave the club, as he was unhappy with manager Luis Enrique and his hounding by the Spanish tax authorities.

However, since the turn of the year Messi has been spectacular, scoring 18 goals as Barcelona have gone unbeaten in 20, winning 18 of those.